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Thread: Josh Barnett's response to Bigfoot Silva's callout: 'F him'

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    Trellum
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    Josh Barnett's response to Bigfoot Silva's callout: 'F him'

    While we're already six months into the new year, one of MMA's elder statesmen, heavyweight Josh Barnett, remains curiously absent from the UFC's upcoming event schedule. But that doesn't mean he hasn't been a busy man.

    After recovering from a knee injury in February and filming a movie in Romania with Steven Seagal, "The Warmaster" is now expected to square off against leglock specialist Dean Lister in a submissions-only grappling match at Metamoris 4. Barnett was a surprise addition to the card, which also features fellow mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen, and on Monday he appeared on The MMA Hour to explain why he jumped at the chance to don his old wrestling shoes one last time.

    "One, it's a challenge. Two, it's an opportunity for me to take catch wrestling and put it in front of all these jiu-jitsu folk and show ‘em what a real man looks like," Barnett said with a grin.

    "Ralek (Gracie), I've actually trained with before, and he's been asking me to do Metamoris from the first (event) all the way up to this point, and [Metamoris 4], scheduling-wise and opportunity-wise really seemed to be a great chance. Dean is such a fantastic opponent and I have such respect for him, and I know how tough he is. I know how dangerous he can be with his leglocks, and I like the aspect of going in there with an opponent that people are going to think, well at any moment this guy could end the match."

    Barnett, who is also preparing to launch a new podcast on FOXSports.com, said that he hopes to use Metamoris as a springboard to return to the UFC heavyweight fray before the end of the year.

    http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/6/23...-callout-f-him

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    vandemon777
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    So I guess this means he won't be fighting Bigfoot, not unless of course he grows tired of hearing his name being called out at every opportunity.

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